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Garth Fagan Dance coming to The Smith

Geneva Concerts is bringing the world-renowned Garth Fagan Dance Company to the Smith Opera House at 8:15 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, the middle day of Parents' Weekend. His pre-concert talk begins at 7:15 p.m.

For his path-breaking choreography for the “Lion King,” Fagan was awarded the 1998 Tony Award for Best Choreography. He has taught for more than three decades at SUNY Brockport.

His dance company is now in its 35th anniversary season, and has performed all over the world. It celebrated its 15th anniversary in Harare, Zimbabwe, while on tour for the United States Information Agency. In 1993, Garth Fagan Dance toured nationally with the Wynton Marsalis Septet performing Fagan's critically acclaimed full-evening length work “Griot New York.”

Fagan studied with Martha Graham, Jose Limon, Mary Knikson and Alvin Ailey, and was principal soloist and choreographer for Detroit Contemporary Dance Company and Dance Theatre of Detroit.

HWS students may attend the concert free of charge with tickets available at the Student Life and Leadership Office.

General admission tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students from other schools, with ID. HWS faculty and staff tickets are $15, just like parents, and children 17 and under are $5. Discounted tickets can be purchased only through Kerry Cassell at Alumni House, with cash. No HWS discounted tickets (for anyone) will be sold at the Smith Opera House box office on Saturday night.

For more complete information on the concert, visit the Geneva Concerts web site at